3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 18, 2008 6:22 PM by Newsgroup_User

    nowhere to go

    DIY_website
      If anyone can help me... I' new to designing websites and I am doing this for the first time for my own business. I'm usually pretty good at figuring things out (with tutorials and documentation) but this time, I'm caught in a trap.I can't seem to figure out what it is that makes my spry submenu appear and remain constantly open (dropped-down). The problem is common to IE6, Safari and Firefox.

      Please tell me how I can fix this problem.
        • 1. Re: nowhere to go
          Level 7
          someone may be able to guess based on your description, but we most
          likely need to see the page in order to figure out what the problem is.

          please post a link to the page on the web, or copy and paste your code here.

          DIY website wrote:
          > If anyone can help me... I' new to designing websites and I am doing this for
          > the first time for my own business. I'm usually pretty good at figuring things
          > out (with tutorials and documentation) but this time, I'm caught in a trap.I
          > can't seem to figure out what it is that makes my spry submenu appear and
          > remain constantly open (dropped-down). The problem is common to IE6, Safari and
          > Firefox.
          >
          > Please tell me how I can fix this problem.
          >
          • 2. Re: nowhere to go
            DIY_website Level 1
            Thank you for your quick reply.

            Here is the code for my page. As you'll see, it only contains the menu bar which I have isolated to perform my many trials (!) . Further down is the CSS sheet for the menu bar. Feel free to point out any errors you might find or give advice that might be helpful.

            Once again, many thanks.


            <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" " http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
            <html xmlns=" http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
            <head>
            <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
            <title>inspiration</title>

            <script src="../SpryAssets/SpryMenuBar.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <link href="../SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarHorizontal.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
            </head>

            <body>
            <ul id="MenuBar1" class="MenuBarHorizontal">
            <li><a href="../mobilier/mobilier-rangement.html">MOBILIER DE RANGEMENT</a> </li>
            <li><a href="../unites integrees/unites-integrees.html">UNIT&Eacute;S INT&Eacute;GR&Eacute;ES</a></li>
            <li><a href="../bureau.html">CARACT&Eacute;RISTIQUES</a></li>
            <li><a href="#" class="MenuBarItemSubmenu">APPLICATIONS</a>
            <ul>
            <li><a href="../app. residentielles/residentiel.html">r&eacute;sidentielles</a></li>
            <li><a href="../app. commerciales/commercial.html">commerciales</a></li>
            </ul>
            </li>
            <li><a href="../qui nous sommes/contact.HTML">O&Ugrave; ACHETER</a></li>
            <li><a href="../qui nous sommes/contact.HTML">NOUS CONTACTER</a></li>
            </ul>
            <script type="text/javascript">
            <!--
            var MenuBar1 = new Spry.Widget.MenuBar("MenuBar1", {imgDown:"../SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarDownHover.gif", imgRight:"../SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarRightHover.gif"});
            //-->
            </script>
            </body>
            </html>



            HERE IS THE CODE FOR THGE CSS SHEET:

            @charset "UTF-8";

            /* SpryMenuBarHorizontal.css - Revision: Spry Preview Release 1.4 */

            /* Copyright (c) 2006. Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. */

            /*******************************************************************************

            LAYOUT INFORMATION: describes box model, positioning, z-order

            *******************************************************************************/

            /* The outermost container of the Menu Bar, an auto width box with no margin or padding */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal
            {
            padding: 0;
            list-style-type: none;
            cursor: default;
            width: 960px;
            position: absolute;
            z-index: 3;
            top: 117px;
            text-decoration: none;
            text-align: center;
            margin-right: auto;
            margin-left: auto;
            }
            /* Set the active Menu Bar with this class, currently setting z-index to accomodate IE rendering bug: http://therealcrisp.xs4all.nl/meuk/IE-zindexbug.html */
            ul.MenuBarActive
            {
            z-index: 1000;
            }
            /* Menu item containers, position children relative to this container and are a fixed width */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal li
            {
            list-style-type: none;
            position: relative;
            text-align: center;
            cursor: pointer;
            width: auto;
            font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
            font-weight: bold;
            color: #666666;
            text-decoration: none;
            background-color: #DBDADE;
            white-space: nowrap;
            float: left;
            margin-top: 0;
            margin-bottom: 0;
            display: inline;
            }
            /* Submenus should appear below their parent (top: 0) with a higher z-index, but they are initially off the left side of the screen (-1000em) */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul
            {
            padding: 0;
            list-style-type: none;
            z-index: 1020;
            cursor: default;
            width: 125px;
            position: absolute;
            text-align: left;
            border: 1px inset #999999;
            text-decoration: none;
            white-space: nowrap;
            margin: 0%;
            }
            /* Submenu that is showing with class designation MenuBarSubmenuVisible, we set left to auto so it comes onto the screen below its parent menu item */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
            {
            left: auto;

            }
            /* Menu item containers are same fixed width as parent */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul li
            {
            width: 125px;
            text-align: left;
            font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
            font-size: 10px;
            font-weight: bold;
            color: #999999;
            text-decoration: none;
            background-color: #FFFFFF;

            }
            /* Submenus should appear slightly overlapping to the right (95%) and up (-5%) */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul ul
            {
            position: absolute;
            margin: -5% 0 0 95%;
            }
            /* Submenu that is showing with class designation MenuBarSubmenuVisible, we set left to 0 so it comes onto the screen */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
            {
            left: auto;
            top: 0;
            }

            /*******************************************************************************

            DESIGN INFORMATION: describes color scheme, borders, fonts

            *******************************************************************************/

            /* Submenu containers have borders on all sides */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul
            {
            border: 1px ridge #666666;

            }
            /* Menu items are a light gray block with padding and no text decoration */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal a
            {
            display: block;
            cursor: pointer;
            background-color: #DBDADE;
            color: #666666;
            text-decoration: none;
            font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
            white-space: nowrap;
            width: auto;
            padding-top: 0.5em;
            padding-right: 0.75em;
            padding-bottom: 0.5em;
            padding-left: 0.75em;
            border: 1px inset #FFFFFF;
            list-style-type: none;
            font-size: 10px;
            }
            /* Menu items that have mouse over or focus have a blue background and white text */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal a:hover, ul.MenuBarHorizontal a:focus
            {
            background-color: #999999;
            color: #FFF;

            }
            /* Menu items that are open with submenus are set to MenuBarItemHover with a blue background and white text */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemHover, ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover, ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
            {
            background-color: #999999;
            color: #FFF;
            }

            /*******************************************************************************

            SUBMENU INDICATION: styles if there is a submenu under a given menu item

            *******************************************************************************/

            /* Menu items that have a submenu have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenu and are set to use a background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemSubmenu
            {
            color: #999999;
            background-color: #DBDADE;

            }
            /* Menu items that have a submenu have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenu and are set to use a background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul a.MenuBarItemSubmenu
            {

            color: #999999;
            background-color: #FFFFFF;
            }
            /* Menu items that are open with submenus have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenuHover and are set to use a "hover" background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover
            {
            background-image: none;
            color: #FFFFFF;
            background-color: #666666;
            }
            /* Menu items that are open with submenus have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenuHover and are set to use a "hover" background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover
            {
            background-image: none;

            }

            /*******************************************************************************

            BROWSER HACKS: the hacks below should not be changed unless you are an expert

            *******************************************************************************/

            /* HACK FOR IE: to make sure the sub menus show above form controls, we underlay each submenu with an iframe */
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal iframe
            {
            position: absolute;
            z-index: 1010;
            }
            /* HACK FOR IE: to stabilize appearance of menu items; the slash in float is to keep IE 5.0 from parsing */
            @media screen, projection
            {
            ul.MenuBarHorizontal li.MenuBarItemIE
            {
            display: inline;
            f\loat: left;
            background: #FFF;
            }
            }


            • 3. Re: nowhere to go
              Level 7
              Can you provide a link so we can see what you're seeing for ourselves?

              It's better than wading through code (to which we have access, if required,
              via a link to the page).

              --
              Regards

              John Waller